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flick

play
noun \ˈflik\

Definition of flick

  1. 1 :  a light sharp jerky stroke or movement a flick of the wrist

  2. 2 :  a sound produced by a flick

  3. 3 :  2flicker 1

Origin and Etymology of flick

imitative


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flick

verb

Definition of flick

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to move or propel with a light quick movement flicked her hair back over her shoulderb :  to activate, deactivate, or change by or as if by flicking a switch flick off the radio

  3. 2a :  to strike lightly with a quick sharp motion flicked the horse with a whipb :  to remove with light blows flicked an ash off her sleeve

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1 :  to go or pass quickly or abruptly flicking through some papers

  6. 2 :  to direct flicks at something flicked at the spot with his finger

Examples of flick in a Sentence

  1. The snake flicked its tongue in and out.

  2. a cow flicking its tail back and forth

  3. She flicked her hair back over her shoulder.

  4. The snake's tongue flicked in and out.

  5. She flicked an ash into the ashtray.

  6. He flicked his cigarette butt out the window.

  7. The boys were flicking each other with towels.

First Known Use of flick

1629


3

flick

noun

Definition of flick

informal

  1. :  movie

Origin and Etymology of flick

short for 2flicker

Other Performing Arts Terms



FLICK Defined for English Language Learners

flick

verb

Definition of flick for English Language Learners

  • : to move (something) with a short, quick movement

  • : to cause (something) to fly through the air by making a quick movement with your hand, finger, or thumb

  • : to turn (something) on or off with a switch


FLICK Defined for Kids

1

flick

play
noun \ˈflik\

Definition of flick for Students

  1. :  a light snapping stroke the flick of a switch


2

flick

play
verb

Definition of flick for Students

flicked

;

flicking

  1. :  to strike or move with a quick motion He flicked the bug off his arm. The snake flicked its tongue.



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